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Gluten Is Not the Enemy Apr 20th, 2019

You can forget about the anti-gluten crusade that you've been hearing lately and sink your teeth into a chewy baguette. Gluten may not be the bad guy you thought it was. Did you know only 1 percent of all people in the U.S. are struggling with celiac disease? It is...

Don’t Take Out Gluten Out of Your Diet Before You’ve Had Testing Mar 20th, 2019

Are you convinced gluten can give you gastrointestinal problems? You should probably talk to a physician before giving up bread and pasta, or you could read this article. A new research study revealed that many people who have gluten-free in their diet have not been tested for celiac disease. Apparently,...

Diabetics at a Higher Risk of Colon Cancer, Study Suggests Feb 5th, 2019

Having diabetes can likely increase the risk of colon cancer, new research revealed. However, the link between two diseases and what needs to done about it is still unclear. Published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, the researchers found that diabetics have a higher risk of being diagnosed with colon cancer—a 38-percent...

Deal with Irritable Bowel Syndrome through Hypnosis Jan 5th, 2019

A new study suggests that hypnosis can help people with their irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Since the 1980s, some people resort to hypnosis as a means of relief where standard treatment for IBS has failed. Dr. Magnus Simren of the University of Gothenburg in Sweden and his team randomly assigned...

Smoking Tied to Stomach and Throat Cancer Risks Dec 13th, 2018

Bad news for smokers: A new study revealed that smokers are still at an increased risk of developing cancer even if they have quit a few years back. What's worse is that smokers are exposed to three types of cancer. In addition to lung cancer, smoking can lead to stomach...

Red Meat Linked with Stomach and Throat Cancers Nov 5th, 2018

Red meat lovers may want to cut down on steaks and hamburgers. Research shows that red meat is linked with throat and stomach cancers, according to lead author Dr. Amanda J. Cross of the U.S. National Cancer Institute. After following nearly half a million American adults aged 50 to 71...

Stomach Cancer Cases in Young White Americans Increasing, New Study Reveals Oct 19th, 2018

A new study revealed that the risk percentage for lower stomach cancer among young white males and females in the U.S. is rising despite the corresponding decrease in most groups. “We confirmed what had been previously understood about gastric cancer, that in most groups it has been declining over the...

Aspirin Intake Linked with Stomach Bleeding Sep 5th, 2018

Although taking aspirin can help manage or prevent heart disease, a new study revealed that it may increase the risk for stomach bleeding. Based on the researchers' estimates, around five to ten in a thousand people are at risk for stomach bleeding every year due to aspirin intake. Since the...

How to Deal with Constipation Aug 6th, 2018

Constipation is an awful feeling in the abdomen that is brought about by the weird knotting and increased pressure. This condition is particularly identified by hard stools or the difficulty or inability to pass stools. Moreover, a person suffering from constipation may also experience headache, bloating and a swollen abdomen....

Acid Reflux Drugs More Effective in Addressing Heartburn Jul 5th, 2018

Researchers at Northwestern University revealed that popular drugs used for regurgitation and acid reflux work much better in addressing heartburn. Acid reflux is a condition where the fluids from the stomach rise up (reflux) to into the esophagus and into the back of the mouth, causing a bitter taste. Most...

Lasting treatment for acid reflux (heartburn) without the incision and scarring Jun 5th, 2018

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a condition in which the stomach contents flow back into the esophagus (tube passage between the mouth and the stomach) causing heartburn, a burning sensation in the chest. There are about 30 million Americans or 10 percent of the population who suffer daily  from symptoms...

High brown rice intake lowers diabetes risk May 3rd, 2018

A study in the US showed that eating brown rice lessens the chance of developing type 2 diabetes. With the increased consumption of white rice among Americans in the past decades, about 18 million have the developed the disease. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes where...

Osteoporosis in men Apr 5th, 2018

Osteoporosis, a thinning and weakening of the bones, is frequently linked to women citing the female hormone as the predisposing factor for its development.  Osteoporosis has been an underdiagnosed problem in men. Most people are not aware of the risk and incidence of osteoporosis in males so that it goes...

Hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus transmitted through anesthesia Mar 12th, 2018

Syringes have always been identified as one of the entry routes for infectious diseases to spread from person-to-person. An investigated outbreak of hepatitis infections among patients who underwent endoscopy procedures revealed that the virus were transmitted through intravenous anesthesia. A recent study, published in the journal Gastroenterology, reported six cases of...

Eating quickly is associated with overeating and obesity Feb 5th, 2018

People who eat quickly and eat until they are full have three times the risk of becoming overweight than those who do not, according to a recent study published on the British Medical Journal. The authors attributed the change in eating behaviors to increased availability of larger amounts of inexpensive...

Celiac patients forbidden from gluten foods can eat hydrolyzed wheat flour, study finds Jan 5th, 2018

Until recently, celiac disease was thought to be a rare disease. Studies now show that as many as 3 million people in the U.S. may have celiac disease. People with celiac disease have intolerance to a protein called gluten (mostly contained in wheat, barley and rye), which when ingested damages...